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November 14, 2015

NZ Book Week & NZ Bookshop Day

Oh boy I’ve been so slack updating my news page lately, mostly because I am in the thick of rewriting Shield, book 3 of the Spark trilogy. But I’m here now and it’s been a busy time with a Teen Book Club visit, NZ Book Week AND NZ Bookshop Day shenanigans! All three of these events involved my favourite local indie bookstore Page & Blackmore.

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September 24, 2015

Stray Book Launch, Nelson

Tuesday, September 8th, one week after the Christchurch book launch we celebrated the release of Stray at my favourite bookshop, Page & Blackmore. I fell in love with P&B the first time I visited the store soon after moving to Nelson and have been a regular ever since. Stella and the team are the best kind of independent booksellers, friendly, knowledgeable and mad keen on books!

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September 2, 2015

Stray Book Launch, Christchurch

A truly delightful evening of friends, whanau and Spark-enthusiasts, sipping wine, nibbling cake and goodies, celebrating the launch of Stray, book 2 in the Spark trilogy.

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August 25, 2015

Stray Blog Tour 1st-7th September

I am so excited for this blog tour and deeply grateful for the support of these brilliant bloggers! Each day you can look forward to insightful reviews of Stray, Q & A’s, and guest posts from me about all kinds of wonders and GIFs, GIFs, GIFs! Please join us for a week of wordly fun times!

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August 25, 2015

Spark makes the Silver Inky Awards Shortlist!

STOP. THE. BUS. people! The most amazing thing has happened. Yesterday the shortlist for the Gold and Silver Inky Awards were announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival and by some miraculous turn of events my wee Spark has made the cut! And you can vote here!

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August 25, 2015

STRAY: Book Launch! Christchurch and Nelson Events

EEP! It’s come around fast, BOOK LAUNCH time! I am doing 2 events, one in Christchurch on release day September 1st and one in Nelson a week later September 8th. I am really looking forward to going down to Christchurch and seeing our family and friends. If you are in Christchurch please come and join me for a fun evening, I’d love to see you there!

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August 24, 2015

New Zealand Book Awards Children and Young Adults

It was an exciting 24 hours in Wellington for the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults at Government House where I had a wonderful time meeting great kiwi authors and catching up with my amazing publisher and editor.

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July 31, 2015

Black Room Free e-short available now!

Here it is, guys. ‘Black Room’ a prequel to the #SPARK trilogy set 20 years before Evie’s story begins. “Ethan Tesla is afraid. The sinister Affinity Project has him bound, drugged. Untethered and separated from his Spark. Affinity wants something from Ethan. And it’s only a matter of time before he gives it to them.”

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July 20, 2015

Special Delivery!

July has started with a bang! The #STRAY cover reveal happened on July 1st. A fun simultaneous interweb blasting from the #SparkArmy as multiple YA bloggers participated in the BIG share.

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June 29, 2015

What’s In A Name?

Ever wondered what Jamie’s middle name is? I’ll give you a clue, it’s a double-barrelled doozy inherited from his infamous grandfather. Follow the link to the #SparkArmy goodreads page where I share more about this and other entertaining behind the scenes details from the cutting room floor.

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Rachael Craw

Rachael is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the Top of the South  branch. Her publisher is Walker Books Australia